This clever Japanese shoji panel closet runs along an entire 20-foot wall and has no side panels, so there’s plenty of room for clothes, a home theater, boxes, household goods and more. It was designed by Hanson Hsu of Delta H Design Inc., who used natural tone basswood with “Synskin” as a new technology substitute for delicate paper. The classic shoji design allows a beautiful contrast to the exposed wood trusses and concrete floors of the modern residential structure.
The back of a floating wall and headboard offers storage for books, media and personal accessories in this neutral bedroom. Asian-style shoji screens on sliding door panels conceal items for a cleaner look.
Custom shoji screen doors add Asian flair to this living room while serving as a way to conceal the media center. A desk is also concealed behind the screens, making for an easily accessible and convenient workstation.
This spa-style retreat features walnut cabinets, Shoji screen doors with metal tile and faux grass cloth walls. A true Japanese-style tub and a large walk-in shower with body sprays provide the finishing touches.
Asian accents and contemporary fixtures combine with transitional case pieces in this restful master retreat. Sliding shoji screen doors lead to a spacious marble bathroom. The walls, carpet and bedding are neutral, enhancing the space's calm, spa-like feel.
Elements from all over the world were used to create an eclectic mix for this master bedroom, including bedding from India, a shoji screen and hanging scroll from Japan, a traditional lantern from China and hand-painted ceramics from Vietnam. Belgian linen draperies grace the window, and simple Belgian linen panels ensconce the bed. A large sheepskin rug adds an element of warmth and luxury.
"The idea in this space was to conceal an ugly kitchen vent and create a focal point above the banquette, so I designed a modern version of a shoji screen. To make it more personal, I took words from an Arabic prayer the homeowner learned as a child and stenciled them on the Plexiglas using silver paint," says Betty Wasserman, owner and designer, Betty Wasserman Art and Interiors, Ltd., New York City, NY.